Aix-en-Provence, a city with a history of over 2000 years, located in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, is like a romance, ennobled by the scent of lavender, being an elegant and exciting city, dolled up the last detail. With its wide boulevards, once frequented by counts and kings, the multitude of fountains, cosy cafes and the typical Parisian atmosphere, the city lies approximately 25 km north of Marseille. Being a university city, it enchants tourists with its delicate scent of lavender, the multitude of culinary goodies and special architectural style.
Best time to visit Aix en Provence is spring, when everything seems to bloom, in summer when the sun caress you with its rays or fall when the wind gently is breathing through your hair.
The city was founded by the Roman consul Sextius, which was interested by the hot springs that exists even today, the water being considered like gold in this region, for which you will enjoy the many fountains of stone, carefully carved. Aix de Provence is dominated by Mount Sainte Victoire, which contributes significantly to achieving a remarkable visual spectacle.
You can start walking on the beautiful boulevard Cours Mirabeau, set aside and another with fountains and elegant houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, restaurants, bars, transmitting an extraordinary romantic atmosphere. Later you can enjoy a coffee at one of the beautifully arranged terraces, located in this elite area. Cours Mirabeau is probably the emblem of this cosy and warm small town.
Saint Sauveur Cathedral is one of the main attractions that will have an impact, especially if you are fond of beauty and art. It was built in place of a temple of Apollo and combines three architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. Crossing through Mazarin district is like walking in past times. This is the most important place of reference of the city and also the oldest district, where remarkable is that the architecture of the buildings was preserved almost intact. City Hall – Hotel de Ville is a concrete example, with its library of valuable manuscripts. Another example is the Stock of Grains – Halle de Grains.
Aix en Provence is the birthplace of the painter Paul Cézanne and the place where his friend Émile Zola, the author of the manifesto “J’accuse”, spend his childhood. So do not be surprised because here you will not find a lot of young artists, art enthusiasts, creative, lovers of abstract and fashion.
The brasserie “Les Deux Garçons” is a place where you would love to drink your coffee, being now considered a historical monument because it is located in a building dating from 1660 and was frequented by great celebrities as Edith Piaf or Picasso. It would be interesting to drink your coffee in a place so full of history and beauty, is it?
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